Papaver orientale Fruit Punch

Available late May 2019

Papaver orientale Fruit Punch

Poppy

Papaver 'Fruit Punch' has large, silky ruffled blooms in berry tones of reds, raspberry, strawberry, bright rose and orange all surrounding dark centers. Both the blooms and the seed heads are great for arrangements. To get a range of colours you need to plant a grouping because each plant will be just one of the listed colours.

  • Height: 61 - 76 cm (24 - 30 in)
  • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-7
  • Sun or Shade: sun to light shade (minimum 4 hrs direct sun)
  • Bloom Time: late spring to early summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: mixed colours of red, pink or plum
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Poppies are gorgeous when in bloom but after flowering the foliage goes brown and then disappears. They must be planted with companion perennials like Baby's Breath that will cover the hole left by the poppy. Division must be done in the fall just as the plant breaks dormancy.

Specials

New for 2019